How Acupuncture Helps with Weight Loss

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How Acupuncture Helps with Weight Loss

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Acupuncture can target many biologic systems with specific acupoints. Modulation of the nervous system, endocrine system, and digestive system with acupuncture can enhance your body’s ability to achieve homeostasis and altogether manage weight loss. Let’s explore how this holistic approach influences key bodily functions to aid in effective weight management.

The Liver Connection

Certain acupuncture points target the liver, promoting balance and optimizing its function. This ultimately helps regulate your metabolism so that the body can efficiently processes nutrients and burns calories.

Kidney Balance

Acupuncturists will work on the kidney meridian, harmonizing energy flow. This facilitates better fluid balance and assists in flushing out toxins, contributing to gradual weight loss. Furthermore, proper kidney function will regulate your body’s electrolyte levels and mitigate water weight.


Acupuncture stimulates the thyroid and effectively optimizes thyroid hormone levels. This, in turn, can enhance metabolism, promoting the conversion of food into energy instead of storing it as fat.

Impact on the Endocrine System

By influencing various glands of the endocrine system, acupuncture helps regulate hormones. This will subsequently lead to reduced stress, decreased cortisol levels, and improved insulin sensitivity, supporting weight management.

Digestion and InflammationA phone with the number 2 4 in it's center.

Specific acupoints stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and promote functional digestion while reducing bloating. Improved digestion ultimately contributes to efficient nutrient absorption while simultaneously helping to reduce inflammation. Chronic inflammation can hinder weight loss efforts. Acupuncture also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, reducing inflammation markers and creating an environment conducive to losing weight.

Acupuncture, with its intricateapproach to the body’s energy flow and organ function offers a holistic solution for those seeking sustainable weight loss. Consider this ancient practice as a complement to your journey toward a healthier version of yourself. Our acupuncturists Lily and Julia have years of experience in treating weight loss with acupuncture. Book in at our clinic!


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